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Facebook Launches Podcasts And Live Audio Streaming Service In US

Jun 21, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Facebook says it is allowing public figures with verified accounts to start live audio rooms and invite anyone else to speak.

Reports: Facebook To End Rule Exemptions For Politicians

Jun 04, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The newsworthiness exemption, makes a statement offensive, bullying or otherwise controversial, breaking community standard

Facebook Signs Pay Deals With 3 News Publishers After New Law Introduction In Australia

Facebook said letters of intent had been signed with independent news organizations Private Media, Schwartz Media and Solstice Media.

Australia Passes Law To Make Google, Facebook Pay For News

Feb 25, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The Parliament on Thursday passed amendments to the so-called News Media Bargaining Code agreed between Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday.

Australia PM Scott Morrison Urges Facebook To Lift Blockade On News, Calls It ‘Threat’

The blockade has escalated a fight with the government over whether powerful tech companies should have to pay news organizations for content.

18 February, 2021

Australians Blocked From Accessing News On Facebook After Proposal Of New Law

Associated Press (AP)

The Australian Parliament is debating proposed laws that would make the two platforms strike deals to pay for Australian news.

08 January, 2021

Donald Trump’s Facebook, Instagram Accounts Suspended For Rest Of Presidential Term

Outlook Web Bureau

Zuckerberg also said the risk of allowing President Trump to continue to use the platform during this period is 'simply too great'

15 December, 2020

India Is A Very Special Country For Us: Mark Zuckerberg On Launching WhatsApp Pay


WhatsApp has started its payments service in a 'graded' manner, starting with a maximum registered user base of 20 million in UPI

15 December, 2020

India Will Grow To Be Among Top 3 Economies In 2 Decades: Mukesh Ambani


At a fireside chat with Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg, he said India's middle-class, which is about 50 per cent of the nation's total number of households, will grow three to four per cent per year.

10 December, 2020

US Sues Facebook Over WhatsApp, Instagram Acquisition, Says It Crushed Smaller Rivals


Facebook's manoeuvring harms competition, leaves consumers with few choices and deprives advertisers of the benefits of competition, the complaint states.

18 November, 2020

Facebook, Twitter CEOs Oppose Any Changes On Content Moderation


Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg support reforming laws but oppose government regulation

18 November, 2020

Twitter Launches Disappearing Tweets That Vanish After 24 Hours

Associated Press (AP)

Ephemeral tweets or 'fleets' are designed to allay the concerns of new users who might be turned off by the public and permanent nature of normal tweets

27 October, 2020

Facebook India’s Top Executive Ankhi Das Quits


Wall Street Journal had accused Ankhi Das of opposing blocking of right-wing hate content.

22 October, 2020

Joint Committee Of Parliament Summons For Social Media Giants Facebook And Twitter


Panel also considering summons for Amazon and Google on the issue of protection of data and its privacy

02 September, 2020

TMC Writes To Mark Zuckerberg, Alleges Link Between Facebook And BJP

Outlook Web Bureau

TMC MP Derek O'Brien, who has written the letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, also made a reference to an earlier meeting between the two, where some of these concerns were raised.

01 September, 2020

'Bias And Inaction' By Facebook India Team': Ravi Shankar Prasad Writes To Zuckerberg


The letter comes a day before the meeting of a Parliamentary committee where opposition parties are likely to raise the issue of Facebook India's alleged bias towards BJP, and reports of its public policy head Ankhi Das supporting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and disparaging opposition in internal messages.

29 August, 2020

Congress Writes To Facebook CEO Again Over Allegations Of 'Bias' In Favour Of Ruling BJP


The Congress' letter to Zuckerberg came over an article in Time magazine, which the opposition party claimed "revealed" more information and "evidence of biases and a quid pro quo relationship" of Facebook India with the Bharatiya Janata Party.

18 August, 2020

'Facebook Needs To Be Questioned': Congress Writes To Mark Zuckerberg Over Alleged 'Bias'


The Congress and other opposition parties have attacked Facebook after a US media report alleged that Facebook did not apply its hate speech rules on BJP leaders.

Photo Gallery

Wall graffiti of Byelection in favour of Mamata Banerjee at Bhavanipur constituency in Kolkata.

Photo by Sandipan Chatterjee/Outlook

IMD predicted "very heavy rainfall" in the coastal state over the next couple of days, also a yellow alert has been issued for Mumbai.

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TMC leader Madan Mitra plays a Dhak(drum) during an election campaign in support of TMC Supremo, West Bengal Chief Minister, and party candidate Mamata Banerjee, for upcoming Bhawanipur constituency by-poll, in Kolkata.

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IMD predicted "very heavy rainfall" in the coastal state over the next couple of days, also a yellow alert has been issued for Mumbai.

Photo by Dinesh Parab/Outlook

Wall graffiti of Byelection in favour of Mamata Banerjee at Bhavanipur constituency in Kolkata.

Photo by Sandipan Chatterjee/Outlook

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Sep 20, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

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Sep 13, 2021 Seema Guha

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Vaccine Mandates Harm Long-Term Public Health

One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates

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